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1 pointThanks for the update on Sicard.
1 pointI was gonna wait, but I figured I'd go ahead with my "educated guess" by "process of elimination". By doing this now, no one should think I just shared my guess with the announcement on Friday.....making it look as if I didn't guess at all and took credit. I still hold these 3 key things for my guess, but the silhouette isn't as much a factor. After making this comment yesterday I did some detective work to come to a final answer. There are actually 4 possible names for the hints given......thanks Greg. Philadelphia might be correct, thanks again Greg. There are 4 players who has played in juniors in Philadelphia.....they are.... 1. (F) Ryan Patsch 2. (D) Ben Bauer 3. (D) Anthony Calabrese 4. (D) Troy Vance I checked McNeil's Eliteprospects and Hockeydb stat pages....he didnt play for any Brantford teams. His first "juniors" team was the "Burlington Cougars", who play in Burlington, ON. So Brantford still wouldn't be the answer they were looking for. Sounds like good guessing. With the hints on FB and Twitter given, Vance was one of my final 2 also....... (D) Anthony Calabrese is on Huntsville's protected list and has signed to play overseas in Germany. With that being said.... Hint #1. The announcement itself said, "New Player Signing"......that alone cancels out Bauer and Patsch since they both played for Fayetteville last season. [(Ex. Bennett signing)(announced as "started career in FAY")]. Hint #2. There is a hint that favors Patsch, and not Vance, so for the benefit of the doubt Ill leave him in the running. That is the "SPHL Vet" hint.....there is a hidden meaning there, it doesn't have to mean "more than 224 games played". Neither Patsch nor Vance are over 224. Since it specifies "SPHL" it could mean, "a player that has played for more than one team in his career in that league (Ex. "FHL Vet", "ECHL Vet"). Patsch played for Evansville and Fayetteville. Though Vance has only played for Pensacola in this league, but he has ECHL experience. Hint #3. This hint was, "started juniors in a town known for phones". This answer was Philadelphia. All 4 choices did play in Philadelphia, but only one "started" his juniors level in Philadelphia. At this point 2 possible players are left, Patsch and Vance. Last night, I googled the juniors leagues that both guys played in. Patsch started juniors in the QMJHL, which is in Quebec, Canada. While Vance started in the EmJHL, which is in the US; and in that same year he was in the EJHL (also US), and the QMJHL (Canada) as well.......and his team(s) in the US leagues were the Philadelphia Revolution. (bonus hint : this player is in his 20's). All 4 choices are between the ages 25-27. Final Answer : (D) Troy Vance
1 pointI'm right there with you. Without a booster club it will be hard if its true. They do a ton of work for the players. Get them situated into housing, prepare to feed teams after each game, and just try to make the players as comfortable as possible along with other problems that arise during the season. Whatever happens, I hope it works out for the Marksmen.
1 pointI think there are only two possible choices.....and there are three key things that make me bounce between the two..... 1. Silhouette is a lefty, but that isn't always true (ex. Bennett's silhouette). 2. A hint is "SPHL vet", which doesn't only mean more than 224 gp; one has played for two teams in the SPHL. 3. It says "new player" in FB hint. One of the two is new to Fay, the other not so much. Neither of my choices are over 224....but only one of the 2 have played for multiple teams in their sphl career, thus far.